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A Georgia teenager is facing several felony charges for threatening to kill a Fulton County sheriff and his wife over the arrest of Young Thug and other members of the Young Stoner Life Records (YSL) organization.

Police put 18-year-old Quartavius Mender into custody on May 26, 2022. According to investigators, Mender wrote multiple death threats in the comment sections of the Gwinnett County Sheriff, the Fulton Clerk, as well as Sheriff Patrick Labat's Instagram posts after the arrest of Atlanta rapper Young Thug, Gunna, and 26 other associates on racketeering charges.

According to the officials, Mender wrote he would kill Sheriff Labat, his wife Jackie Labat, and Atlanta Public Schools Police Chief Ronald Applin unless one of the high-profile defendants in the case was released from custody. "#freethug or Imma sh00t u and your wife," he wrote, according to an arrest warrant. "Imma assassinate you."

Mender allegedly left these messages on his targets' pages; and also announced his intention to Labat on the Georgia State Patrol's recruiting page, the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office account, and the Fulton Clerk of Court's Instagram page.

"We take these kinds of brazen threats seriously," Sheriff Labat said in a statement. "Social media cyberbullying, and hiding behind a keyboard will not protect someone from criminal prosecution. Our investigators are diligent in seeking individuals who mean to do harm to anybody, and I am grateful to them for ensuring the safety of myself, my wife, and all citizens of Fulton County."

Mender is charged with 23 counts of terrorist threats, all felonies. He is currently in custody at the Fulton County Jail without bond.

In May, Young Thug, real name Jeffery Lamar Williams, was arrested in his Georgia mansion for allegedly violating Georgia's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. He was named in an 88-page, 56-count indictment together with 28 other members or affiliates of the YSL collective. Other defendants include rappers Gunna (Sergio Giavanni Kitchens), YSL Duke (Martinez Arnold), Yak Gotti (Deamonte Kendrick), and Unfoonk (Quantavious Grier).

Thug was denied bond on Thursday after a Fulton County judge expressed "significant concerns" about letting him go home on house arrest. Gunna, and Gotti, have also been denied bond. Still, Young Thug's lawyers firmly deny that he participated in any crimes.

Prosecutors claimed they plan to offer plea deals to some defendants in exchange for testimony; however, he said that some witnesses are already being threatened with severe violence.

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